On Wednesday, the Bruins took just the series lead that they have been associated with for nearly a year. In holding a 3-0 edge over the Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Bruins have the very lead that they blew a season ago when they were eliminated by Philadelphia in seven games. The Bruins are trying to block out the comparisons to last year, but given where they stand, it's only natural. 

Zdeno Chara and David Krejci scored just 63 seconds into the game to lead the Bruins to a 5-1 romp over the Flyers Wednesday at TD Garden, and a 3-0 series lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. Chara added Boston's first power-play goal of the playoffs in 31 chances late in the game on a 5-on-3 advantage to cap off the win. For the second straight year, the Bruins now stand just one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference finals with four chances to finish off the Flyers. 

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was not on the ice for Boston's morning skate Wednesday at TD Garden, a sign that he could be out of the lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals vs. the Flyers. McQuaid left the game in the first period Monday with a sprained neck suffered while trying to hit Flyers forward Mike Richards. 

Coach Claude Julien would not offer an update on McQuaid's status, but in the seemingly likely event that the rookie does not play, veteran Shane Hnidy would take his spot. 

Bruins forward Mark Recchi checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning, hours before the B's host the Flyers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

PHILADELPHIA – The Bruins know that they have a real opportunity to prove something this postseason. They can prove that last year’s playoffs collapse was a one-time occurrence , that great regular season goaltending does mean something come spring and that they can get past the second round.



PHILADELPHIA -- After his team fell into an 0-2 hole with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins Monday night, Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette attempted to play a psychological card on the Bruins. Simply put, Laviolette said all the pressure is on Boston to advance now that that have a stranglehold on the series for the second straight year. 

PHILADELPHIA -- After being taken to a Philadelphia hospital after falling head-first into the boards late in the first period, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will travel back to Boston with the team. 

McQuaid was shaken after tripping over the leg of Mike Richards and falling into the boards. He was tended to on the ice by Bruins medical staff before being helped off by teammates Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara and taken to a Philadelphia hospital.

PHILADELPHIA -- David Krejci scored on a slap shot from the low slot with exactly six minutes left in overtime as the Bruins beat the Flyers, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. The goal light didn't come on initially but replay confirmed the goal. The Bruins now lead the best-of-7 series, 2-0, with Games 3 and 4 set for Wednesday and Friday at TD Garden. 

PHILADELPHIA -- Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was hospitalized after taking a header into the corner boards late in the first period of Monday's Game 2 in Philadelphia. 

McQuaid was trying to execute a backcheck on Philadelphia's Mike Richards behind the Bruins net when he missed and tripped over Richards' skate, crashing into the boards. He remained on the ice for several minutes while the Bruins training and medical staff tended to him. He sustained what appeared to be a bloody chin before being helped off the ice by Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara. 

PHILADELPHIA -- One hour before Game 2, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed that top defenseman Chris Pronger will be out with an undisclosed injury.

TSN's Bob McKenzie - on his twitter page - initially reported in the afternoon that Pronger would likely miss the game, with Danny Syvret taking his place. But Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren sent a text out to Philadelphia beat writers that the defenseman was "OK," leading to speculation that he would play in Game 2.